Category Archives: Vintage/Victorian

Vintage Christmas Card and YouTube tutorial

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Hello blog family.  I know I’m getting fewer and father between on my posts, and one day I just may be able to get myself organized enough to be more regular…..maybe……one day. 😉  So, I’m part of a Facebook group called Mixed Media Mondays that a woman by the name of Tracy Weinzapfel runs and she organized a Christmas Card swap a while back.  Now, it’s been a long time since I’ve been in a swap and after I was done making 12 cards I remembered why…..I have a real hard time making the same card twice…..let alone 12 times!!!  And the only reason I did make the same card 12 times is cause I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to come up with 12 different designs before I had to mail them off…..lol.  I did however, love how they turned out and once I had my little assembly line set up I was hopping and on my way.  It didn’t really take as long as I’d originally thought it would, so that was a plus!!  🙂  So, enough rambling and here’s the card I made.

 

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I love the crackle on this card and all the lace trim to make the tree.  Our local Dollar Store usually has a pretty nice selection of lace on hand…..not much on each roll……but a fairly nice selection none the less.   The lace for the border of the card came from our local Thrift Store and I always hit the mother-load when I go there.  I recently did a YouTube video to show what I purchased on my last trip to the Thrift Store and holy cow, I really lucked out with some awesome Mixed Media goodies and a ton of lace. 

If you’d like to know how I put this card together, go on over to my YouTube where I did a step by step tutorial on the process.  Here’s a link to get you there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh0lURFKgF4

Thank you once again friends for popping in to see what I’ve been up to.  You know I love to read your comments, so don’t be afraid to leave me some. 🙂 

Till next time!

Huggsss,

Yvonne  😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My first project to show you using the amazing June kit!!!

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Hello to my blogging friends!!  I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for most of this month…..I came down with a virus that just knocked the crap out of me.  Still not 100% but better than I was! 

Have I got a scrapbooking/cardmaking kit to show you!!!  The on-line store that I design for, Scrap ‘n With Flair , has released their June kit and I gotta tell you……it’s fantastic!!  It full of beautiful paper, ribbon, bling, embellishments, flowers, die cuts…..holy cow!!  Here’s a little peek at what the kit includes:

The Kit includes the following:

18 – 12 x 12 double sided papers (which are fantastic…..creams, blacks, a beautiful deep red.  If you like images of bird cages and lace, these are some of the patterns…..there are lots more and they’re all gorgeous)

8 – 8 x 8 double sided papers (these match the larger 12 x 12 papers)

24 inches of lace

12 inches of black flat back bling

1 pkg of Fab Scrap’s Stickers

1 Fab Scrap’s chipboard album

1 pkg of various bling and metal embellishments

1 pkg of variuos I Am Roses flowers (these flowers are beautiful…..if you’ve never seen an I Am Roses flower, you need to!!)

Various die cuts including rosettes.

The flowers aren’t shown in the picture above so here’s a pic of just the package of flowers that’s included…..

 

 

 

These flowers are a mulberry paper flower and can be inked, misted, spritzed, painted….they’re soooo very nice!!

 

 

 

 

 

This kit is only $35.00 and is jam packed with some oh so cool goodies!! 

Okay, so I’ve been playing with this kit a little bit and have a few projects done and some started.  Here’s a card I made using some of the papers from the kit, a rosette and a couple of the die cuts and black half back bling.  Check it out!

 

 

Check out that rosette!!  You get a few of these beauties with different edges and sizes, all ready die cut out for you and perferated, so all you have to do is fold them back and forth, glue the ends together, flatten it out (which is sometimes easier said than done…..lol) and glue it down to a small piece of paper.  I inked the outside edges of this one with my Tim Holtz Ranger Distress ink in Black Soot and adheared it to the top corner of my card.  I inked the top of the flower as well to add some definition to the folds of the rosette.  I topped it off with a black half back pearl (included in the kit) and tadaaaa!!!

 

 

 

The little die cut birds also come in the kit.  They come as a set of 4 and are all attached in a row.  I decided to cut two of them out and use them on this card.  I inked the edges of them with the Black Soot ink and added a small black half back pearl from the kit.  There are also a couple of  ‘stems’ included that I also inked in the Black Soot and adheared to the card to make it look like the stem of the rosette with a branch for the little bird to sit on.  Check out the string of the bling!!  Yup, included in the kit….love it!

 

 

So here’s the whole card…….

 

 

The Happy Birthday sentiment is a stamp I used from my stash.  I stamped it using the Black Soot ink and then inked the edges of it and pop-dotted it onto the card front.  The top corner looked a little bare so I cut three of the black half back bling off the string and arranged it so it would fit into the corner.  I also pop-dotted the second bird up over the sentiment.  

So, there you have it.  My first post as an official Design Team member for Scrap ‘n With Flair.  I hope you like it and as always, I love to read your comments.  I’m off to do some more work on my other little project I’m working on with this kit……till next time!

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

Victorian Happy Birthday

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Okay, this is the last post for this little sprint…..really!!  I think I’ll head to bed after this one….lol.  This card was also made for the Virtual Stamp Night over on the SCS site, however, like the first card I  made….I didn’t get it completed within the 45 minute time frame.  Oh well, no biggy…..I’m sure I can still use it or sell it!!  Now I know you’re all probably real surprised that I chose a Victorian theme for this card…..I can’t help it…..my mind just goes all vintagy on me when I start making cards….lol. 

 

This card was done with paper found in a paper stack I found when we were over in Hawaii at their local Wal-Mart of all places!!  This is from a pack made by Colorbok called “Rosewood”.  Yup, a whole paper pack of vintagy goodness!!!  Anyway,  this  is a 4″ x 8″ card and will fit into a business size envelope.  The sentiment was stamped onto the torn piece of DP and inked with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink.  The entire piece of paper the sentiment is on was torn, distressed and inked with the Tattered Rose distress ink as well.  The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart set called Celebration.  I’ve added some half pearls and a swirl of half pearls to the one end of the card.  I also put a strip of lace on the bottom of the card front and trimmed it with a couple of strips of mini half pearls.

 

 

 

The main piece of DP was also distressed and inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink before it was attached to the card front.  Then the card front itself was also distressed and inked with the Vintage Photo distress ink.  The beautiful flower is from a package of six from the local Dollar Store and inked with my Tattered Rose distress ink and attached to the card with a glue dot.  I love those flowers and they came in a few different colors.  They fit in quite well with my vintage style I must say…..lol. 

So, that’s it!!  I’m all caught up.  I’ll see what I end up creating tomorrow and see what other inked up backgrounds I decide to try for Lauren’s challenge this week.  There are sooo  many on my list of techniques to try…..time will tell!!  Till tomorrow my blogging friends.  Thanks so much for your clicks onto my site……it’s funny how I’ve started to watch that silly number now…..oh well. 

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

 

 

Button, button……who’s got the buttons!!!

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Welcome my blog friends!!!  It’s my turn to host this weeks Mix It Up challenge over on SCS.  Come on over and check it out here!!  So, my challenge to the lovely and talented ladies was to come up with a card utilizing buttons……but not just any ole’ button glued onto a card.  Their buttons have to be incorporated right into the card and become one of the components of the card…..teehee.  Here’s what I came up with for them as a sample of what I’m looking for…..

 

 

I used my buttons to form the heart for my card…..and to fill in the gaps, I glued little half pearls between them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a bit of a vintage feel to my card, I actually attached a piecce of fabric to the top of my cardstock, wrapped some lace around it and accented the lace with more pearls.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the whole card!  The sentiment I stamped directly onto the fabric with my brown Memento ink.  It’s a pretty simple lay out but I really like how it turned out!  It helps when you have a Paper Crafts magazine to CASE from!!!  lol

 

 

 

 

I’m off to make another one.   I have another idea rolling around in my little head so I want to get it made before I forget what I was goingn to do!!

Huggss,

Yvonne   😉

Mixing it up!

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Hey there my blogging buddies!!  I almost feel like I have a life again now that I have my swap cards done…..well, sort of.  I still don’t have my tree down.  The decorations are off of it……but the tree is still in my living room.  I know…..I know…..even Ukranian Christmas is over, so I know it time!!!  Tomorrow it’ll come down….maybe.   **Sigh**   I was busy tonight creating again.   That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!!  My friend Lisa is hosting a new challenge thread over on SCS called Mix It Up Chalenge! What’s so great about this challenge is you can make whatever you want……anything paper craft related…….there are NO RULES for this challenge!!!  I know!!!  Crazy isn’t it?!   You should go and check it out if you’re interested to see what our little crew is up to.  We have way too much fun in there and are seeing some pretty amazing creations this week.  Check out Lisa’s blog or my friend Lauren’s blog where these ladies are making some pretty incredible items this week.

So, not to be outdone, I decided to see if I could come up with something other than a card.   I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making an altered item and so I started out pretty small…..lol.  What I came up with is a post-it-note cover.  And I actually have to say it wasn’t that hard to figure out and it only took me about 2 hours to put together…..lol lol lol.  I may have taken it partially apart a couple of times to change up a few things……and find the right ribbon to use cause I really don’t think I have enough ribbon to choose from, right Lisa??  **rolleyes**  So, this is what it looks like!

Isn’t this cool?!  I really like how it turned out.  I really like the contrast of the black on the pink and I actually used one of the vintage embellishments my friend Lynn sent me a while back.  I keep drooling over these embellishments and just couldn’t bring myself to use them cause they’re so gorgeous…..but I broke down today because it was just screaming to be put in the middle of that darn bow!

As you can see I still haven’t gotten around to making a photo white box, but I did watch an awesome tutorial for one on You Tube tonight and I’m going out to get what I need tomorrow.   I did make myself a peg bow maker tonight though!!  Yup, I played with the power tools this evening……..**insert Tim Allen grunting sounds here**

I’m off to post this to the Mix It Up Challenge! thread and then I’m going to go find my pillow and blanky……good night!!

Huggss, Yvonne!!  :o)